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School Choice: A Reasoned Approach: Diane Douglas, Dr. Marlene McMillan, Dr. Douglas Pietersma

School Choice, or really vouchers of government money to private education is a hot topic.  Everyone is reacting emotionally. Here are 3 reasoned approaches.

Diane Douglas  relates the experience of Arizona’s ESA (Educational Savings Accounts.)  Oh, that sounds great, doesn’t it? Who could be against that? Well, here what happened in Arizona. It didn’t work out for freedom. We will give a review and a taste, but why don’t you get what all she said?  I am seeing people people here in Texas post about ESA ;  seems deceptive to me.

Dr. Marlene McMillan, famed for arguing for liberty and principled thinking outlines the 15 premises that are used in the argument for school vouchers, and what the result will be. She says control must follow the money. Clear. Again, while I will read some of what I think are highlights, please get the document to read and study.

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Dr. Douglas Piertsma, a former USAF Intelligence Officer,  has a clearly entitled chapter : Don’t take the cheese.” He says he fully understands the hope that dollars will follow the child, but dollars that follow a child are still dollars controlled by a system that is not religiously neutral, but specifically humanist or anti-Christian. Rats die because they don’t understand why the cheese is free.

Now working in the homeschool arena.

Given what I am seeing on social media, the Democrats and leftists are arguing against the bills because they don’t think that government money should be given to private or religious initiatives. So, if both right and left are against this..and for the same reason… who is pushing it? Whatcha wanna bet that money with strings will be styled as the compromise between the two groups?

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Diane Douglas. @_DianeDouglas. AZ Superintendent of Public Instruction. Greater Phoenix AZ Joined October 2013.

Douglas: Legislature shortchanges school voucher program

Dr. McMillan is an international speaker, often referred to as the Lady of Liberty and Forgiveness. She has a website at And with that, let me welcome to the program right now, Dr. Marlene McMillan. Marlene McMilla…: Well, thank you for having me. I’m looking forward to our time together. Thank you.

School Vouchers : Ray Moore, Douglas & Hawkins, and Alex Newman Weigh In

As promised (finally!) I unpack what people are saying about “school choice” i.e. vouchers. Is this a boon? Free government money? Government money for private Christians schools? For homeschoolers? Really?

So, in the first of 3 episodes, we begin to summarize the book Vouchers: Shekels with Shacklesfrom Frontline Ministries.  You can find them at http://ChristEdu.Org/

This 50 page book includes a number of authors. In this episode, we will take the introduction and first 3 authors: Ray Moore, Diane Douglas & Richard Hawkins and Alex Newman.

Moore writes the introduction and this his own chapter: “Do No Harm.” Then Douglas and Hawkins write on “Vouchers:He Who Has the Gold Makes the Rules.”  And then Alex Newman, whom we discovered so happily on as a proponent of home education, writes the chapter, “UN Report” Use Tax Money to Control Private Education.”  Look folks, when Pinkie & The Brain publish on the internet exactly how they are going to take down your freedom and enslave you, you must Thank the Lord and pay attention — rather than just sleep and hope for the best.

Here is the form to get the downloaded book from me, School Vouchers: Shekels to Shackles. It is my understanding that the pdf is to be shared and I would like to keep in touch. I will not avalanche you and I will not share your information with others.


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Write a Book or Start a Company over the Summer

Today, we bring you some summer business projects for students, especially those with “learning disabilities.”

More ideas for the summer. Inspired by Richard Eberiga, we consider the idea of writing a book or starting a company over the summer. Yes! it can be done. Check out the idea. I think the greatest hurdle is the negative belief hurdle. Get over that, and show the student a few skills and great achievements can happen! This is practical faith for success.

While preparing this episode for posting, we discovered that Bishop Dr. Eberiga passed last summer. He was pastor of iFreedom Church in San Antonio, prophet, speaker, trainer, author. He was an inspiration and we mourn his untimely passing.

Presumably, for this reason, is no longer available. I hope that great lives in our listeners will be a great tribute for this great man.

This idea of Teen CEo is a particularly helpful direction for “learning disabled”  student, students who are tired of school, discouraged by the repeat drilling of skills they find difficult if not impossible, and the general mis-match between them and the culture of schooling.

More summer activities

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